Tag Archives: The Writing Process

Random Shuffle: A Song & A Poem

Monday night I clicked some random shuffle to life, and a few hours later I had a newborn poem. Love when that happens. [poem removed] It needs a title and a little con-crit. Y’all game? Come along then. And when you get … Continue reading

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Disconnected Phrases & Haunting Images: What Fills A Writer’s Notebook

Throughout the month of February, t.s. wright and I have been enjoying the Southeast Review’s Daily Writer’s Regimen. On Day Twenty-Two, Anne Valente’s Craft Talk, “Constellated Images” was featured. I will now share this with you. ANNE VALENTE “CONSTELLATED IMAGES” … Continue reading

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Mixed Media Inspiration: A Song & A Poem

  Listen until something really strikes you. What happens? Do emotions well up into mental images, words, a poetic narrative that surprises? Write and share with us!

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So … It’s That Time Of Year Again: Help Me Make Lists

No, I’m not broaching the topic of Resolutions. Not exactly. When first I peeked into WordPress, I did so with the intention of finding a site capable of hosting all my writerly blatherings. I love poetry, dabble in fiction, and … Continue reading

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Winter Writing Prizes

Winter is upon us, and as I discovered while scrolling through the latest issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, a lot of contest deadlines are just around the corner, too. Here’s a brief list of contests (with entry fees) for … Continue reading

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The Importance of Place — Geographical & Emotional

Living in the present can be difficult. The past tugs at our coattails, the future is a glimpse around a shadowy corner just ahead — it’s far too easy to get distracted imagining if the two will resemble one another. … Continue reading

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Departures: No One Gets Out Of This Alive

What  I enjoy most about writing prompts is watching the many different directions several writers might take with a single word or phrase. Inspiration is an awesome thing, yes, but inspiration is not free of being influenced by our own emotional focus  at … Continue reading

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